Category Archives: Disability Articles

Challenging behaviour that infuriates people accessing disabled parking


Disabled parking bays are often designed with shared access bays next to them. These are generally either cross-hatched or marked out as shared space, so people don’t park right next to the disabled parking bay. These shared access bays are to allow access for wheelchair ramps to be opened from a car, but often other…

The intersection of SDG GOAL 11 and the UN Human Rights Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (“CRPD”)

Goal 11 of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development goals is to: “Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable” The United Nations (UN) has identified sustainable transport as a critical core component of Goal 11. World leaders recognized unanimously at the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio +20) that transportation and…

NSW Disabled Parking Permits


In NSW, to obtain a disability parking permit, you need to apply for a Mobility Parking Scheme permit with Services NSW. This also entitles you to be issued with an Australian Disability Parking Permit, so you can travel between states, for no extra cost. Eligibility To be eligible for a Mobility Parking permit, a person…

Disability Parking Scheme Legislation


Every day, people with disabilities experience barriers that make it difficult to participate and work in the community. Their disabilities may be visible and obvious, such as use of a wheelchair, or invisible and non-obvious, such as breathing difficulties, or a prosthetic limb. Barriers to accessibility may be physical, such as inaccessible streetscapes; social, such…

The disability parking debate

Disability parking debate

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